Calaveras County Office of Education

Adult Education

Adult Education Offered Free of Charge!
Why Delay Any Longer?
Better Job Opportunities, Self Improvement, or Both
“Classes made available to all”

  • High School Diploma
  • 5 Units Residency
  • GED Preparation
  • Fee Based Classes
Adult students may earn a high school diploma, prepare for the GED, brush up on your basic skills (even if you have earned your diploma) or improve basic job skills for better job opportunities.

Adult basic education (high school) and GED prep courses are offered free of charge at the Calaveras County Office of Education, Monday through Friday. It is an “individualized” program that adults may join anytime.

You may be only a few units from completion of your diploma. Students working for a high school diploma will receive credit for:

  1. Previous high school work
  2. Work experience
  3. Technical schools
  4. General Education Development Test (GED)

Please bring to school any docu-mentation you may have for the above mentioned.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to earning the credits below, a student MUST pass the California High School Exit Examination.

One unit for each twelve productive clock hours of instruction.

English 40.0
     Algebra 1 = 10
Science 20.0
Social Studies:
     World History = 10
     U.S. History = 10
     Gov't Econ = 10
     Geography = 5
Applied Arts or Foreign Language 10.0
Keyboarding / Computer Literacy 5.0
Career Life Planning / Employability Skills 5.0
Health 2.5
Study Skills 2.5
Electives 40.0
Total 180.0

Open Enrollment

Enrollment anytime throughout the year is permitted in classes to earn a high school diploma.

Concurrent Enrollment

Available to high school students - only on a voluntary basis after counseling.

Fee Based Classes

We also offer fee-based classes. These classes vary on times and dates according to when the instructor chooses to offer the class. These classes are advertised in the local newspaper and radio.

There are no waiting lists. Registration in the classes must be done in advance, unless arrangements have been made with the instructor. Some of the fee-based classes that may be offered are:

  • Photography
  • Woodshop
  • Financial Planning
  • Computer Classes
  • Driver Training

Payment/Refund of Fees

Cash, money orders, or cashier’s check will be accepted as payment for registration fees. Fees must be paid to the Calaveras Adult Education office before class begins. No refunds will be given once the class has begun unless a course is cancelled.